As another year draws to a close, I reflect on the experiences that have shaped 2017. There have been both good and bad. If I had to pick one word to describe this year it would have to be CHANGE.
I would have to say the event that has had the most impact on my day-to-day life is the decision to step away from a career I had spent the last 7+ years developing. This has been one of the best decisions made, as it was consuming all my time and energy. After much prayer and pondering, the decision was made that it was time to make that change. I haven’t regretted it since.
We were blessed with another granddaughter this year! Her joy can be contagious! As you see her smile from head to toe, you find you can’t help but smile too! I treasure the time I get to spend with both of my granddaughters. It was probably the biggest factor in deciding to leave my job.
I also, had to say goodbye to one of my dearest friends to cancer this year. Her departure has definitely left a void that I feel daily. I choose to fill that void with cherished memories and the knowledge that I will see her again someday.
The time I get to spend with family and friends is something I am extremely thankful for. It is not something that is lost on me, as it was very limited over the last 7 years.
I realize a career change is not feasible for everyone, nor maybe desirable for all. The only thing I wish to convey is spend time making memories with those you love to the best of your ability and cherish every second!